As director of marketing for Starwood Hotels, it is Ann Ueno's business to know what makes a space inviting. It should come as no surprise, then, that Ann's own Chicago apartment is warm, welcoming, and also stylish. Decorated with items collected during her travels, Ann's house is a great example of how to let your personality and interests help influence your design direction but not overwhelm the overall aesthetic. It doesn't hurt, obviously, that Ann's other passion is interior design! Check out our favorite spaces in Ann's beautiful home.
Ann poses in front of one of many gallery walls. She admits to being obsessed with them, but who can blame her? They are a perfect way to showcase everything from art to family photos.
Mismatched hooks hold everything from coats to bags in the spacious entryway. We like the idea of using an old bus poster as decor, especially in this space. The jute rug and simple wooden bench are practical and add an earthy touch.
An oversized farmhouse table is perfect for the many parties that Ann and her husband throw. Her favorite thing in the dining room? Her recently upholstered dining room chairs.
Ann's home office is painted a calming shade of gray and decorated with inspirational art prints to keep her motivated. We love Ann's touch of adding fresh flowers to her desk!
Everything that is important to Ann is represented in the styling of her midcentury console table.
A mirrored dresser does double duty as a stylish bar. We love the combination of styles and eras used here; a global-inspired rug, old-fashioned milk-glass lanterns, and a Hollywood Regency-style dresser! It is a good reminder to buy what you love and not just items that match!
Dark blue walls and crisp bedding make for a soothing and gender-neutral master bedroom. The gallery wall behind the bed is an homage to Ann and her husband, Rick.
Ann keeps the items she uses most often organized on a tray in her bathroom. By paring it down to essentials and committing to a color palette, she keeps the look chic instead of cluttered.
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